Chanukah is the Festival of Lights, and those lights were made possible by some miraculous oil. Hence two of our favorite fried traditions: latkes (potato pancakes) and sufganiyot (donuts). They’re delicious, and we love them, but Chanukah is eight nights — that’s eight opportunities to celebrate the miracle with something fried. So we bringing you eight fried food recipes that are a little wacky, but could just become your family’s new Chanukah favorite. Some sweet, some savory, all in moderation. Happy Chanukah!

1. Deep fried cookie dough

Fried Cookie Dough

Why bake when you can fry? Recipe here.

2. Fried avocado

Fried Avacado

When good fat meets the not-so-good fat. Recipe here.

3. Fried green beans

Friend Green Beans

Because french fries are so basic. Recipe here.

4. Arancini


An Italian favorite that’s about to be your new favorite. Recipe here.

5. Fried pickles

Fried Pickles

So they’ve been around for a while. They’re still awesome. Recipe here.

6. Scotch Eggs

Scotch Egg

Well done, United Kingdom, well done. Recipe here.

7. Fried Olives

Fried Olives

Olives fried in olive oil. Mind blown. Recipe here.

8. Churros


Everyone loves churros. Everyone. Recipe here.